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12/20/14 9:41 A

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Good Morning All, Late night last night but the Nutcracker production was WONDERFUL and DGD was RADIANT! Just beautiful! Then I came home and got all my gifts wrapped. Today is get the house in order and convert my living room to a dining room. Tomorrow is our family celebration of Christmas here. It's all good.



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Morning Guys
Joy hope your DGD enjoyed herself in the Nutcracker!
Marilyn any pics of the gardens? Hope you enjoyed it.
Jeri hope your dad is soon on the mend!
Patti glad to hear it, take it easy this weekend.
Cat hope you get some a good walk in this weekend.

Love to all, off for a walk myself.......and emoticon Baby it's cold outside emoticon

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Thanks, Marilyn.
Patti, hopefully the weekend will let you rest your back more.
Jeri, good news the clot was found. Hopefully this will help get him doing better soon. And the wife is giving him attention. Stay strong.
Joy, have fun watching GK tonight.
Caz, keep smiling.
Everyone, have a good Friday evening.

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Jeri: Hopefully everything will work out for your dad.

I am doing much better today.

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Good morning. Just checking in. Last night they found a blood clot in a vein in my dad's brain. More imaging today. It can be treated with blood thinners. I don't know if the damage will be reversed once it is treated. It is certainly a factor in his sudden decline. His wife will be with him today. I will be there this afternoon.

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Hi Everybody!
We have a dusting of snow today. We are headed to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens for their holiday display.
It is good to check in here in the morning, as it is a good reminder of everyone who needs prayer. I am keeping Jeri and family, Cat, and MN in my prayers.
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Good Morning All, Little guy will be here soon. Gotta get my a.m. sparking done. Enjoy your day and weekend. DGD dances in the Nutcracker tonight. Looking forward to that!

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12/19/14 3:19 A

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Morning Guy
Joy glad you had a good birthday!Best wishes hun emoticon
Jeri glad your dad is more settled now, good that your daughter is helping to share the visiting duties and keep him company.
MN I hope your appt went well and you enjoyed your meal out
Patti happy weekend hun, are you set for Christmas.
Marilyn could not agree with your more, good health is a treasure to be thankful for.
Cat good idea to spilt your appts, less stress. Hope all goes well for you.

Not much going on here today, phone call catch up tonight as some friends will be leaving their homes for the Christmas break.


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Thank you all for the birthday greetings; it has been a busy but very nice day. I walked almost 5 miles indoors while on the phone with siblings and extended family. They are great about calling on birthdays. Life is good.

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Happy Birthday, Joy!!!!!
Jeri, I don't know how you cope. Bless you. Take care.
MN, hope your oncology appt went well and the transport not too stressful.
My post op oncology appts were scheduled today. The radiology 1.5 hrs and the medical 1 hr long so I split them into two days.
This has been a strange day with high winds and flashing power. I did not walk.
Had to take a dog to the vet for his kennel cough medicine as he was due and I'll have to take him to a sitter with other dogs around while I'm out of it. He was good but stressed so it stressed me.
Have a happy everyone.

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Hi Everybody!
Joy, Happy Birthday! emoticon What a great example you set!
Jeri, So sorry to hear about the medical issues you are dealing with with DD and his wife. Thank goodness your daughter can help take care of some of the things that need to get done.
I know a bunch of people that have recently been hospitalized or are just starting chemo.

Just found out that a friend our age who nursed his first wife during a long battle with cancer &
ultimately succumbed was himself diagnosed with another form of cancer that is inoperable.
Also other medical complications. It is so sad because he had met a lovely woman and they were married last summer and enjoying being newlyweds and now she is likely to be a widow by January.
I am so grateful for my good health, both physical and mental. It is a gift beyond compare.
I am so blessed in so many ways, including living in the 21 st century, where I can share friendships on SP with people on many continents.
I did get my walk in in the brisk fresh air. What a great way to clear your head.

Patti, I hope your back gets better soon. The SP back exercises are probably a good thing to
try.
Wishing everyone patience and mental clarity for the day.

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Good morning. Jeri: Hope your mom and dad get bettter soon.

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12/18/14 8:47 A

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Happy Birthday, Joy! Jeri, you are so right. I can't imagine having gone through the past month without my family and friends! Yesterday was back to work full time, followed by a longer than normal choir practice. I was tired when I crawled in bed! In about an hour I'll be heading out of town for a 2+ hour drive (each) for my post-op appointment with my surgeon/oncologist. There's no bad weather in the forecast, so I'm thankful for that! I friend who's laid off for the winter is going to ride with along with me, and we plan to meet my daughter for lunch before heading back home.

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Happy birthday, Joy!!!!!

No, my dad and his wife aren't in the same hospital. She's in Georgetown, he's at UK. Having an advocate there is so important. When he was in the ER, there were people there who had nobody. One man had no legs (cut off above knee), and he kept falling over on his stretcher in the hallway. I wanted to just go over and stand with him and help him help himself. Some people have no one, and some people have unintelligent relatives -- especially people coming from the hollers of Eastern Kentucky. They don't understand how it all works. No matter what comes or goes, I'm glad my family is a good support system and that we have each other.

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Yes Jeri, today's the day!

Are your Dad and his wife in the same hospital? I just can't imagine all you are trying to keep up with. Glad your daughter is helping. I feel strongly everyone in a hospital now that's seriously ill need someone with them as an advocate; as well as company. Hugs.

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Good morning. Just checking in. My dad got in a regular hospital room late yesterday afternoon. I went to work yesterday, and visited him last night. My daughter was with him most of the day, so he wasn't alone very long yesterday. His wife was supposed to go, but she has cancer in her stomach lining, and during her radiation yesterday they had to admit her to the hospital. I hope she is better today. Her blood pressure had dropped way too low. She is much younger than he is. She is only 4 years older than I am. I am at work again this morning, and my daughter is with my dad. I will go back to the hospital after work again this evening. Now that he's in a regular room, I feel better about his care. He now has his own "people," as opposed to the ER nurses and doctors. Even though they were wonderful, it's good to have him settled.

I'm pretty exhausted, and I wish I could sleep until about 10:00 one morning. That's not gonna happen any time soon. I'll check in later.

Joy, is today your birthday??

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Good Morning All, Simple isn't easy; next year I have to start earlier! Almost have all my gifts made. Last night I made 6# of candied walnuts, my "heart healthy" treat, to give to the men in my life. With 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup to a pound of nuts I don't figure that's too much sugar for a holiday treat! Ditto the caramel corn I'll be making today for lighter fare. Again way ahead of the commercial kind nutritionally and no added chemicals.

Had a great morning with DGGS yesterday!

Happy to be 73 today. Good Health makes it so!

Our family Christmas celebration is here Sunday which is why I feel so down to the wire. Dec. 26, I'm going to curl up with a good book. Smiles.

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HI gang
Joy glad you're enjoying your preparations, you're wise not to post pics of your grands.
Jeri I am so sorry about your dear ole dad, sounds like he's in for a battle. You've been through so much with him this past year. As with your ER our A&Es are struggling with an influx of patients and there are bed shortages. Hope he's soon settled in a ward and more comfortable.
Keeping you in my prayers.
Patti hope your back is soon better and your arms. A friend of mine had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, he's a keen golfer. He needed a minor op to both wrists but is back playing golf with no further problems.

If it stops raining long enough I'll head out for a walk. Visited a neighbour yesterday who's injured her shoulder, I normally see her with DH walking their Chihuahua and they always stop to chat when I'm gardening. But yesterday Chris was on his own and told me what pain Jackie was in and how miserable. So I ventured up to see her about an hour later and volunteered to get their shopping but it was done. She's such a lovely lady,to be out of action over Crimbo is understandably depressing her and she has her SIL to take care of, who has servere Alzheimer's!



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Jeri, I'm so sorry for your Dad and all this is putting you all through. Hard to believe and scary that with all the hospitals here we're full. Lots going on out there; more and more school closings. One infection on the news this morning I'd never heard of, more than just the flu. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

This morning couldn't have gone better with GGS; he's a cutie. But alas, no blog; I don't post my grand kids without permission and I rarely ask unless it's related to my fitness story.

Gotta go do the exercises I didn't do this morning.

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Jeri, so sorry about your dad. Sounds like he is in for a fight. You be strong but take care of yourself.
Pati, SP has some good exercises for back pain relief. My SO has actually tried some of them and was surprised at the relief.
Going bowling for the last time in the foreseeable future. So sad.

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Jeri: Sorry to hear abut your dad. Yeah ERs are strange.

yesterday I went to the doctors for a follow-up on my back. He told me that i had a lumbar strain that would get better in one to two weeks. He also told me that I had the start of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. So I have a wrist band on my hand. My back is doing better, I do have back spasms once in a while.

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Good morning. I've spent the last two days with my dad at the hospital. He's still in the ER. He's been admitted, but they don't have a room yet. They don't have any rooms at all in Lexington, not in any hospital. They discovered Thursday that he has pneumonia in his right lung, an infected gallbladder, and a 3.5-4cm mass in his pancreas. So for now they are treating the pneumonia, and they put a drain tube in his gallbladder. They will take care of the pancreas when the infection goes away.

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Good Morning All, Far from done here but having fun. Up early waiting for the DGGS who will be here soon. Busy day. Be well.

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Morning all
Patti glad to hear it's improving, back pain can be so depressing.
MN probably just as well it snowed, it slowed you down and you need to take care of you right now. But I hope you enjoyed playing for the gathering last night. I love the sax, my favourite musical instrument. I adore major players like Kenny Gee.
Joy it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas LOL
Marilyn Pete's dad was a grumpy ole so-n-so too and I remember the sighs of relief every time we had a gathering with him and left to go home. Families huh? emoticon
I hope your get together with friends more than made up for it?
Cat WTG....I'm done too bar the last food shop...well organised and looking forward to this day next week when I can get the kitchen organised and veg prepped in advance so I can enjoy the company and not be stuck in the kitchen all morning!

Rain, rain, go away!

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A line in a Robbie Williams song I try to live by.....
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"Fall down 7 times...stand up 8"

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Greetings all.
I swear I'm done.............
Yesterday I baked and made 'mixes' for gifts. Also finished up my neck pillows and made a flat one for a friends dog that has had serious surgery for a shattered leg while living on the street years ago . A sweet dog (and person) that perhaps can use a little warmth at the end of a cold day.
Also made catnip pouches for several cat friends.
I'm done.
Now to make a few goodies for my SO that I can stick in the freezer and he can bring out when he wants.
I'm done.
Tomorrow is our last bowling for the year and other than a dog to the vet for his annual appt I have a blank calendar until mu surgery 12/30.
Sounds like I may get in some long walks and housework.

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Hi Everybody!
Patti, Hope your back feels better soon. Holiday time is not a fun time to have a back problem.

We had Christmas with DH's family over the weekend. I am glad it is over for another year.
We don't argue, but we have little in common and my FIL won't allow us to do anything fun
like listening to music or watching a game on TV or anything. So we sit around and argue about politics and no one says anything positive the whole time. If you try to go to another room to remove yourself, you get a look of disapproval. I sometimes think it would be more fun to go to a funeral than a family function. I am so glad I can spend Christmas Day with just DH
and no meddling relatives.
Thank goodness we are having some friends over for a small party tonite.
Thanks for letting me vent.
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Good Morning All, Busy here but it's all good! Listening to Christmas music and getting things done. Favorite ornaments placed in unusual places since I've given up the big tree because they carry warm memories. Pleased. Will be cooking for gifts this afternoon.

MN, I can remember welcoming an occasional snow day so I could get things done. You need to take it easy, this season can be overwhelming if you are not careful.

Take care everyone and have fun. Hugs.

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Due to rain, sleet, snow and wind yesterday and overnight, my week became less busy. The school choir concert last night got cancelled, and I was supposed to play my saxophone at a Christian Women's gathering this morning, but it also got cancelled. There is an evening gathering tonight that has not yet been cancelled, so I will still play for that one. Glad to see the sun come out this morning -- Kinda pretty, but COLD!

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Caz: It is getting a little better.,

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Morning Guys
Patti sorry to hear about your back hun, take care (((hugs)))
MN hope work did not tire you out hun, take it easy.
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Hi.
Patti, take care. How'd you strain your back? Hope you weren't chasing your car down the street!
Caz, that sparker didn't have to enlarge the photo!
MN, I hope your first 1/2 day back to work was pleasant for you and not too physically taxing. Take your time.
Joy, just one more day to prepare yourself for the little guy. Have fun.
Jeri, how'd your run go?
Marilyn and Marilyn, Lynette, everyone else: HI.

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Take care of that back, Patti! Sorry to hear about the injury. Such a busy time for all of us. Hubby shampooed the carpeting for me yesterday, as I was only able to "supervise"! I did finally finish decorating my tree, did an hour of shopping, and made cards for all my choir members, and went to 2 church services. I was definitely ready for bed by 9:00! Back to work today for a half day.

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I'm so sorry Patti! Back problems are so painful! I hope they were able to help; take care.

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I was Mia yesterday. I hurt my back and ended up in the er. It turned out that I sprained my back

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Good Morning All, I don't have Little John this morning after all; Big John is watching him. :) I will see him Wed. and Fri. Going to try and get a lot done today. Moving on. Have a great week!

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Morning all
Joy I remember you saying how busy December is for you....don't run yourself ragged.
Jeri good that DGS is so active. Did your daughter go along wit you in the end.
Cat I'm always wary of the Santas I use but until yesterday have not had any adverse comments. I had one on my gallery and apologised to the sparker concerned but I'm not taking it down. The guys are "covered" and I don't think it's offensive..........you see worse on our beach LOL.......glad it tickles you emoticon emoticon

Beautiful clear blue sky here today and after the red sky in the morning yesterday I thought the weather was turning. Mind you it's only 3 degrees out there.
Getting my last major clean through done this week and some odd chores.

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Hi all.
I am wiped and need to sit and rest with my hot green tea for a few minutes.
We did our grocery shopping today. Got in a good walk after lunch. It's been house chores since then.
Have a good evening.
Jeri, did you run?
Joy, take it easy.
CAZ, your picture is naughty!! But nice!

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Good morning!! I think I'm going to go for a run today, maybe 10, maybe 12 miles. I don't know. I'm hoping my daughter will join me for about 4 miles. That would be nice. Yesterday I spent the day watching my grandson play little league basketball. He's on the "middle" team (based on age), but he also "plays up" on the big team. The middle team played so well, and he scored four of their 21 points. All the boys were putting points on the board. They lost 22-21 at the last second. Exciting game for sure!! The big team is not such a great team. They lost 36-2. Oh well. It was a fun day.

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Good Morning All, Sticking close to home this gloomy day. Have a lot to do on the house. There's a good chance I will start watching my great grandson half days tomorrow through February. DGD has been asked to come in to an old job for a temporary project. I think it will be good for her. Fun for me too; not much around here to liven up Jan and Feb mornings! :)
Still getting ready for Christmas; I'm running late, old habit. With a December birthday myself I never started decorating for Christmas until AFTER my DS (12th) and DD's (today) birthdays. Now, I do but not by much. Keep trying to simplify but I have so many things connected to happy memories. Hard to part with. Enjoy your day everyone!

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Morning all
Jeri good to hear the positive news on your dad, may be get a little stronger every day.
Patti have you got much more to do?
Cat glad you got a good walk in, winter sun is so uplifting.
Joy glad your friend is home again....could she get a cheap carbon monoxide checker herself and/or ask for a second opinion? Perhaps when she sees her regular doc on Monday?
Scary to think it's not been investigated properly.

Lovely morning here, woke to a spectacular pink and mauve sky so I guess bad weather is on the way but it was bootiful!
Walk and ST then a lazy Sunday catching up on phone calls!

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"Fall down 7 times...stand up 8"

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Thanks all, for your concern. Update on my friend:, she was home by 11; Dr. totally discounted the carbon monoxide idea so she was not tested for it. Yet, they know she had an "episode" as the heart monitor recorded it. She's relieved to know she's not nuts as she felt that was the unspoken medical opinion. They don't know what it was or what caused it but sent her home with an RX to "help" with the symptoms. Am I wrong in thinking a 73 year old man would still be there?? It really is scary. It was her heart team that came in to see her today. She will see her regular doctor Monday. I am not a good person to talk with through this as I have little patience with best guess medicine. Everything they told her to do: exercise, limit caffiene, less fat/sugar/salt/alcohol, she ALREADY has been doing for a long time! Weight is not at all an issue. The not knowing is added stress. They did a chest xray and her lungs look fine. Not lungs, doesn't "look like" heart, yet they won't consider environment and test her oxygen levels. Makes no sense to me; but I'm not a doctor. Not even a wannabe. Definitely not a want to see!

Jeri, I agree with CAT; your care and concern probably has a lot do with your Dad having hope, better spirits and getting better. I hope he can return home.

Get well/stay well everyone; whatever it takes! Hugs.


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Goodness, Joy. I sure hope your friend finds out what is wrong. You are right that any answer is better than not knowing. Well, not any, but you know.
Jeri, glad to hear your dad is feeling and doing better. I am sure it is due to your attention and care.
Caz, your weather sounds cold. Thanks for the good thoughts.
The weather finally turned nice today so I got out for a long and brisk walk. The sun even came out for a bit.
MN, sounds good that you want to get out and walk. Just watch those slippery walks and crosswalks. You don't need to fall.
Lynette, hope you had a good dinner and pleasant company.
Everyone, have a great Sat night.

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I got up and did my errands for today. Also got a little bit more xmas shopping done.

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How fortunate I am that although I live in a town of less than 2,000 population, we have a clinic with 6 physicians, 3 nurse practitioners and 1 physician's assistant. I was less than 20 days from physical to ultrasound to biopsy to surgery. The temperature here in western MN has now reached 43 degrees -- I think finally the ice has melted off enough that I am going out for a walk and some fresh air this afternoon!

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Joy, I'm sorry your friend is having these issues. I hope they find the cause and correct it!

I'm getting ready to take my dad to lunch. His health seems to be improving now, and he is getting stronger. He may be able to eventually go home with a caregiver. That would be a good thing.

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Good Morning All, Woke early this morning by the phone. A friend and neighbor calling from the ER. Drove herself there at 4:30 this morning! Woke with heart issues that scared her and off she went! Gladly she made it there and they took her in right away. She's been having issues for MONTHS and they can't find what's wrong and it's escalating. Now they're checking her lungs. I suspect slow carbon monoxide poisoning and she had her water heater and furnace checked yesterday; fine. Still it fits what's been going on and she's going to ask to be checked for it. Any answer is better than not knowing. That is stressful! She's the only healthy friend I have my age! We've enjoyed getting out and about this year and for the past month or so she's just not been up to more than just getting by. I hope and pray they find a solution for her. I'm just now back from checking her house, letting the dog out and uncovering and feeding her parrot. No telling how long she'll be there. She's hoping to be home this afternoon.

The same for those of you with health issues. Prayers for an accurate diagnosis and speedy path to good health again. Hugs.




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Morning Guys
Joy sending Birthday wishes for DS...46! wow..a baby emoticon glad to hear things are perking up for him. I value my good health so much Joy as I know you do. As we get older it's even more important we eat right and move often! And you are a testament to keeping well.
Patti high hun, hope you have a great weekend- anything planned?
MN sounds like you're doing well, keep taking care of yourself and rest up hun. Glad you'll have company over Crimbo
Lynette sorry to hear of such sadness. This time of year seems to make it harder emoticon Hope you enjoyed your meal out!
Cat to get a slot so soon would be a miracle over here, I hope all goes well. Waiting for a cancellation means you're on tender hooks all the time........stress, big time. Do whatever you need to do to lessen that and look after yourself.

MN and Cat we're all rooting for you.


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Have a wonderful weekend everyone..................12 days to go!!!

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"Fall down 7 times...stand up 8"

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Hi all. Finally got to walk today. This wind and rain is fearce and we lost power again last evening at 7:15 and it came back on at 2:15am. We went to bed at 8:30!
Stressful last couple weeks and I really needed the extra sleep.
My surgery can't be scheduled before 12/30 unless someone cancels on the surgeon (I'm hoping for that).
Thanks for all your good thoughts.

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prayers continue for all of you. I was gone for a few days, to my home town for a funeral (car accident). Stayed with my oldest bro and my other bro was also home at the time. There were many old friends and neighbors at the funeral, not a great way to get together but enjoyable to see so many.
Back home to continue with the preparations of the season. Weather has warmed up so that is nice. Going to see the Christmas train and out for a lovely meal with my guy tonight.
Take care, everyone.
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Just to let you know I have NOT forgotten my Spark friends! Just haven't had the energy to spend much time online as I recuperate. Went back to work half days starting Wednesday. It's going okay but I'm definitely feeling it by the end of the four hours! I consult with a radiation oncologist next week, and likely will undergo a series of 3-5 sessions of radiation over several weeks. I think that will not begin until 8 weeks post-op when I am totally healed from the surgery but will see what is decided next week. Have not done much in the way of holiday preparations, but my kids will be home and being together with family will be great even if there are fewer decorations and less food!!

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Good Morning All, Brrrr . . . COLD here this morning. But warmer days coming. I'm slowly continuing to get ready for the holidays. Meeting my son and his family later today for a birthday dinner out. He is 46 today. The time keeps flying by! It's been a difficult year for him but things are looking up. New grandbaby has been a real picker upper. I'm looking forward to seeing him today too. I may get to watch him half days in January/February. My DGD has been offered a temp job with the city from 9-12 for two months. A good way for her to get back into things. We'll see.
Thinking of all of you dealing with health issues. Keep the faith. We are an exceptional group for making healthy choices; there has to be strength in that. I'm counting on it! We are strong! I look at what CAZ and JERI have already been through and I am in awe; good health can be reclaimed. Be well.

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Morning Cat
I hope all went well for your appt hun.

Busy today, sorry I can't stop, have a good one emoticon

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"Fall down 7 times...stand up 8"

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Cat, I hope your appointment goes well!!!

It's such a pretty day!!! Sun is shining. It's still cold outside, but the sun makes it perfect! Tonight is my granddaughter's first ever band concert. She started playing the clarinet this year. I'm excited to hear her play!!

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Hi all. It is flooding all around here with these heavy rains and saturated soils. And there's more coming.
Have my first appt with surgeon this afternoon.
Hope everyone is well.
Lots of hair appts today!

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Hi Everybody!
Cat, I am saying prayers for a successful surgery. Try to stay positive.
Can't believe it is just 2 weeks til Christmas. So much to do. But it is fun stuff.
Getting my hair retouched today and the plumber is coming to fix a leak.

Have a great day!

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Morning All, All is well here. I have a hair appointment this morning so am on the run. Will fit in other errands while I'm out. Enjoy your day.

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Morning all
Just a quick pop by,so busy.
Cat I hope all goes well for you hun, will keep you in my prayers.
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"I know I'm going to die so my revenge is living well, Oh Lord...make me pure....but not yet!"
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"Fall down 7 times...stand up 8"

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Morning all.
Heavy winds and rain and no power this a.m. for three hours.
Finally got in to shower and now heading to bowling.
Have a great day.

Cat

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Good Morning All, Still needing sunshine here! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you battling health issues. There's power in prayer and positive thinking and I KNOW you are strong! Keep busy, do things you love, you will get through this.
Patti, I hope your car is truly fixed this time. We rely on them so much and it does dampen your days when you can't depend on them. Glad you have a good support system.
Be well everyone!

Joy , in KY, USA
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This is the last morning that I needed to have my friends brother take me to the bus lost. He finally has fixed my car and wanted to have it one more day before I got it back to make sure everything is running smooth

Patti
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Got the call from my doctors office at 8:15 this morning that the doc wanted to talk to me about my biospy. It is ductal carcinoma. They won't know anymore about extent until it is surgically removed along with at least one lymph node.
Here we go..................
I am optimistic and will hold my head high even while praying.

Cat

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Good Morning All, Slept in this morning; unusual for me anymore but I really needed it. Got up once around 5 then went back to bed. Now up to a cold and dreary day. Good one to sleep in but will stay busy now. Lots to do on the house. All is well. Enjoy your day everyone.

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Got in early this morning since my friends brother dropped me off. I know that it is early for him so he was able to get back home early to go back to bed.

Patti
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MN, That is great news! I am very grateful that your diagnosis will require a less intense treatment regimen. Prayer answered.
Jeri and Cat, prayers for you as well. There are definitely times when we have anxiety when further tests are required and nothing comes of it after the results are in.

Patti, Hope you get your car issues resolved ASAP.

We have been busy decorating for Christmas and am going to start the cards.
Caz, Nice that you have your home all decorated.
I am excited that the Prince and Princess are in New York. Even better that they are attending the basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers. I hope Lebron James plays a really good game. They struggled earlier in the season and then won 6 games in a row. Woohoo!

Sat. Was my Red Hat Christmas luncheon. The theme was a Victorian Christmas, and it was so lovely. Always good to celebrate with friends.

Have a great Monday!

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Patti you are sure have a bad time with that car. Hopefully you can get the issues resolved for find the cash for a reliable replacement. I know how horrible having an unreliable vehicle can be.
The wind is blowing harder every hour. No rain yet but it is promised. We did get in a nice walk this morning because the temp was so pleasant.
Working through year end paperwork. There are so many little pieces of the year end puzzle and the older I get the more concentration it takes to gather them all. Erk.

Cat

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